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At the Library: February Programs at the Captiva Memorial Library

By Staff | Feb 6, 2016

Adult Program Series: Afternoon Sojourns

All Programs start at 4 p.m. Open to the public, free of charge, seating subject to room capacity, no reserve seating. Doors open at 3:45 p.m.

Support for Captiva Memorial Library’s Afternoon Sojourns is provided by the Lee County Library System, the Captiva Memorial Library Board and the Captiva Civic Association.

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Due to a family emergency, Dr. Constance Clancy-Fisher is unavailable to present “The Gift of Change: Embracing Change Today for a Promising Tomorrow.” Instead there will be a Film Movement film: “The Human Resources Manager” (subtitled Hebrew) “The Human Resources Manager of Jerusalem’s largest bakery is in trouble. He is separated from his wife, distanced from his daughter, and stuck in a job he hates. When one of his employees, a foreign worker, is killed in a suicide bombing, the bakery is accused of indifference, and the HR manager is sent to the victim’s hometown in Romania to make amends. Far from home, on a mission to honor a woman he didn’t even know but has somehow grown to admire, the HR manager fights to regain his company’s reputation – and possibly his own humanity.”

Wednesday, Feb. 10

“The Land Beneath Our Feet and the Water We Drink”

Kristie Anders, education director of the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, tells us what lies beneath the sandy surface of Captiva is an integral part of the fresh water that ravels through the pipelines from Island Water Association. There are sandwiches of gravel, clay and limestone, which wells burrow through to bring water out of the ground to be treated and distributed for a glass of water to drink and keep our exotic plants green. The program is an overview of the island’s geology and a glimpse at how reverse osmosis works. ?This is a chance to learn a bit about the island’s foundation.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

“Learning to Waltz”

Meet award winning author Kerryn Reid. In her own words she describes her writings: “The place is England. The time is the early 1800s the Regency. My stories are small. Intimate. You’ll find no warring armies, no sweeping sagas. They’re historical, because I love history. And they’re romance, because the world needs happy endings. In ‘Learning to Waltz,’ I introduce you to Deborah and Evan. I know them as well as I know myself, and I hope that you, too, will catch a glimpse into their hearts. Let me know if I’ve found the right words”

Kids and Families!

Saturday, Feb. 6, at 3 p.m.

Join us at Captiva Memorial Library for “I’m Buggy for You: Stories and information about insects.” To top it off, make a Lovebug Valentine for that special person.

Saturday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m.

Enjoy a free family movie (rated G) and light refreshments at the Captiva Memorial Library. This movie is free of charge and open to the public. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver who can judge the suitability of the film for the children in their charge. For more information call the Captiva Memorial Library at (239) 533-4890.

-Senior Librarian Ann Bradley is branch manager Captiva Memorial Library.